There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The Director’s Award, bestowed by festival director Juliane Brienza for general excellence, was shared by two Capital Fringe artists this year: Fringe perennials Pointless Theatre for Imagination Meltdown Adventure and Capital Fringe novice Yanomi, a Tokyo native who has been touring her A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup on a circuit of North American Fringe festivals this summer. Yanomi joined four members of Meltdown‘s sprawling company — director Lex Davis, composer/cowriter Aaron Bliden, cowriter Frank Cervarich and art director/company co-artistic director Matt Reckeweg — to discuss their shared achievement.
Coincidentally Lindsay Boyle reviewed both shows for Fringe & Purge; A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is here and Imagination Meltdown Adventure is here. I also chatted with three of Imagination Meltdown’s principal creators a the Fringe preview event three weeks ago.